Here are five things you can do to protect your good financial name in the event that stars, once aligned, go spinning off into the cold universe, and you find yourself thrust from loving cohabitation into relational isolation.
You should explain to them about credit and how swiping a credit card doesn't mean you don't have to pay for things. After you buy something with your credit card, show them your monthly bill after so they understand how credit cards work.
We must continue to advance these important efforts in our high schools, colleges and communities. The stakes for our students and our nation are high, but we are making progress in empowering Americans to take charge of their financial futures.
With holiday spending and New Year's resolutions fresh in our mind, January is a good month to get serious about paying down your debt.
Currently, more than 40 million Americans hold student debt. The population with student loans is approximately four times greater than the population of Sweden.
Will regulators create an objective, documented process for social network profile scoring? If not, the personality, biases and mood of the lender at the moment of checking a Facebook or Instagram post might impact this subjective "fact-checking" exercise.
A new year feels like a new beginning, and the tradition of making resolutions solidifies that notion. Adopt these three resolutions to control your financial stress, and make 2014 the year of swollen saving accounts!
Boys, you have some catching up to do!
If you've promised yourself you'll become a homeowner for the first time in 2014, we've got five, easy-to-accomplish resolutions to help get you there...
More than two-thirds of college students who graduate say they are unprepared to deal with the financial decisions of professional life.
When going to look at an apartment, bring copies of pay stubs, copies of prior years' tax returns and any proof of additional income. It will not only provide proof of income, but also of being an organized person who is serious about taking care of business.
This week, Warren and six colleagues introduced the Equal Employment for All Act. It's an admirable and important bill. It also gives us an opportunity to have a broader discussion about the kind of society we hope to become.
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Many people believe that the decision-making process for creditors boils down to just one thing: the credit score. Here's the thing, though: Credit scores are really nothing more than a naturally occurring byproduct of the financial lives we live.
As the housing bubble was growing, many Americans with low credit scores were able to benefit from a variety of housing loans. However, the boom led to the bust that followed, and financing a new home purchase through a bank with subpar credit has become far more difficult.
Habits are those activities we do unconsciously because we've done them so many times before. We're not even fully aware when we're doing them, and then the results tend to pile up unseen. Of course, credit is one of those things that can suffer from bad habits. So let's take a look at five bad habits that can wreck your credit.